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  1. I believe that tail piece sticking out of the...

    I believe that tail piece sticking out of the floor should have a flange or threads on it that have either been removed, or has corroded off. You have a mess on your hands...
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    But DonL, that's not how the rich think. I have...

    But DonL, that's not how the rich think. I have helped load a dozen 5 gal. cans into a pickup, then drive 5 miles, fill the tanks, haul them back to the lake house, carry them down to the dock, hold...
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    While you would be doing no harm replacing that...

    While you would be doing no harm replacing that valve, it aint gonna fix the problem. Can you sweat solder? If you did that male thread adapter joint, I would say no...sorry. A short section of...
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    I doubt that device is causing the problem, but...

    I doubt that device is causing the problem, but you can always just close the valve to see if that makes a difference.


    PS.its the prv...
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    The noise is a rubber washer somewhere flapping...

    The noise is a rubber washer somewhere flapping like the reed in a duck call as water passes over it. It's either the main (globe) valve, or the PRV.
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    My bet it is the PRV. Could be the washer on the...

    My bet it is the PRV. Could be the washer on the globe valve as well. Pull it & see if the screw holding the washer you put on has backed out. Remember to have the stem backed out all the way when...
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    I believe that IRC states that a PVC pipe must be...

    I believe that IRC states that a PVC pipe must be sleeved if passing through a brick wall.
  8. Thread: dead leg

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    Not the end of the world, but to me it's just...

    Not the end of the world, but to me it's just sloppy lazy plumbing. Not so much leaving that dead leg, but screwing what appears to be a steel cap onto that sharkbite fitting. He could have cut...
  9. Hi Christine, I too have been a "cast iron" guy...

    Hi Christine, I too have been a "cast iron" guy for all of my career, but am considering the switch to acrylic tubs. Without geting into the "cast vs. acrylic" debate, I'll say that my research has...
  10. HJ has the BEST stories! I like the one about the...

    HJ has the BEST stories! I like the one about the drain snake coming out of the roof at a supermarket or something like that :D
  11. Thanks! Any suggestions on a toilet with a 2"...

    Thanks! Any suggestions on a toilet with a 2" flush valve?
  12. He means NO, you shouldn't avoid it. Which means...

    He means NO, you shouldn't avoid it. Which means yes. Which means that you should go with it. :p
  13. New toilet selection for double santee fitting.

    Need to replace two toilets in back to back installation that uses a cast double san tee. 1920's house & both baths have been remodeled, except the original cast iron stack was left in place, and...
  14. Nice clean install. I like the way that valve...

    Nice clean install. I like the way that valve mounts, but I haven't heard good things about those americast tubs, and that outlet seems a bit precarious.....I'll assume it's legal.
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    Moentrol service stops leaking

    Just installed four moentrol valves with service stops, and every one has at least one stop that is leaking around the screw. Both leak on one. I pull the stops & cartridge to sweat, then flush &...
  16. Yes, If you can't get to the house trap vent,...

    Yes, If you can't get to the house trap vent, then you would need to tie into the vent at 42" above the first floor or 6" above the highest fixture serviced by that drain (typically the lav). Your...
  17. "close proximity" was a poor use of words on my...

    "close proximity" was a poor use of words on my part. What I was think of was that many basements are partially finished, and access to the vent I described can be limited.

    Also, nope, your...
  18. Just thought of another solution. Some older...

    Just thought of another solution. Some older homes have a vented house trap. If it was in close proximity to the washing machine, you could tap into that vent. A finished basement would make this...
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    Back to the propex expander, are you finding...

    Back to the propex expander, are you finding situations where there just no room to use the expander? At least with crimp rings, you have the option of using an oetiker in cramped situations, and...
  20. I bet I could visit 100 older (30's & 40's) homes...

    I bet I could visit 100 older (30's & 40's) homes in my area & 95 of them would have the setup you have. Most are not original, and plumbed into the cleanout. I guess they just figured washers...
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    Just don't see it practical for residential...

    Just don't see it practical for residential plumbing. My supplier has a limited stock, and I rarely see them move. Germans tend to complicate things & make a situation more about the procedure than...
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    Dezincification of the brass fittings. Google...

    Dezincification of the brass fittings. Google it. As far as using plastic fittings...what the hell, everything else is plastic today. The Uphonor stuff gets high praises on this and other forums...
  23. Go back & re-read that thread on the white...

    Go back & re-read that thread on the white plastic debris. It's most likely a dissolving dip tube that forms the debris. Just Google it & you will find plenty of info on the subject. Might be able...
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    My experience has been that there is good and bad...

    My experience has been that there is good and bad with all brands. Even with the more expensive stuff, sure, they seem better built, but they still wear & need service. I like the SS flex hose and...
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    I will say that the Moen stuff from the supply...

    I will say that the Moen stuff from the supply house is better than the stuff from the big box store. I recently installed a "banbury" kitchen faucet that was supplied to me by the homeowner that...
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